Wednesday, October 31, 2012

the game...

 What an exciting night we had Friday night!
 Kids with war paint on, rooting for our team!  Even though the game was 2 and a half hours away, we had a great crowd come up to cheer them on!

Dylan's soccer team tied 1 to 1 at the end of the game, it then went into 2 ten minute overtimes, and then a 7 round shootout!
Oh.My.Word. Now I remember why I don't like sports, I get way too involved, it gets me all riled up!
Unfortunately, we lost, but the team played very well, and it was quite an exciting game!
Then...on our way home, at around 11:30 pm, we pulled into Walmart to return a video, I jumped out of the car and heard this loud air leaking sound and realized it was my tire, it had a pretty significant hole in it!  Thankfully, my dad was with me, Ryan was riding with a friend not far behind us and was able to come help.  With the help of a complete stranger who gave us some pliers, fix a flat, a tire repair kit, and some air, we were able to fix it, and it is still holding strong today! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

District soccer champs!

Our team won districts!!!

Tomorrow we are heading up to Suttons Bay again for the soccer regional final game! If they win tomorrow night they have only 2 more games to be the division 4 state champions!!!   It has been so much fun watching these guys play, even Dylan, a freshman on the varsity team has had some playing time!  I don't like sports generally, however, I find myself getting pretty excited and really enjoying it when they play as good as they have lately!  It is fun because we know several of the kids on the team from church.  4 of them were adopted from the same orphanage we have gone to in Mexico, and have all come home since we moved here.  Awesome kids who've had a rough start in life and aren't perfect{who is?} but are loved beyond measure and are amazing on the soccer field.  Dylan's good friend Sammy, also a freshman is number one in the state for assists, and Marcos is number 2 on the leader boards for goals!
Way to go guys, we are so proud of you!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fall fun...

Check out this sky, it has been so beautiful lately.

We were given some pumpkins and we decided to paint them in hopes they would last a tad longer.
{which, by the way, didn't help, 2 of them are rotten already and we painted them on Saturday.}
The boys painted theirs with chalkboard paint and planned to write on them with chalk.  We have 2 black pumpkins and one with black and orange stripes!  Clever kids.

Dylan decided to try something different, he spray painted his pumpkin to look like a candy corn.
The girls and their hairy pumpkins!
Fun times and great memories made with these precious treasures God has given us!
An update on Luisa... she is still coughing, but only a few times a day and unfortunately, there is still sometimes puke involved!  Please pray it goes away for good!  Thanks.